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Wilmington Police Department
Thursday December 1st, 2022 :: 02:12 p.m. EST


Wilmington Police Cold Case Unit requests public assistance in connection to 2010 murder of Jose Hernandez:

The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is asking for the assistance of the public in connection to the 2010 murder of Jose Hernandez.
On July 24, 2010 at approximately 11:29 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 6th Street in reference to a shooting incident that occurred. Police located 29-year-old Jose Hernandez, who had been shot and later succumbed to his injuries.
This investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are asking the public for assistance. 
Anyone with information about this investigation, or any other cold case, is encouraged to contact the WPD Cold Case Unit:

  • The Cold Case Unit office can be reached at (302) 576-3937
  • Investigator Steven Rizzo can be reached at [email protected]
You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at ‪1-800-TIP-3333 or ‪
About the WPD Cold Case Unit
The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is part of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, and includes WPD cold case investigators and an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The Unit typically handles cases that have remained unsolved after a year, and after all investigative leads have been exhausted by the primary investigator. Members of the Cold Case Unit work tirelessly to pursue new leads in these cases, and to deliver justice to the families of those who have been affected by crime.

Wilmington Police Department
300 N Walnut St
Wilmington, DE 19801

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